Syracuse University Buildings:

Syracuse Center of Excellence

Syracuse Center of Excellence
Syracuse Center of Excellence, SU Photo & Imaging

Groundbreaking: June 6, 2005
Building Occupied: 2009
Dedicated: March 5, 2010
Dedication Speaker: Chancellor Nancy Cantor and Lisa Heinzerling, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator for policy, economics and innovation
Architects: Ashley McGraw Architects, Syracuse
Contractor: LeChase Construction Services, Rochester, NY
Materials: Exterior curtain walls of highly-insulated glass
Cost: $41 million
Funding: State of New York; New York State Energy Research and Development Authority; New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation; Empire State Development; Environmental Protection Fund; U.S. Department of Energy; National Grid; Carrier Corporation and SU.
Location: 727 East Washington Street
Space: 55,000 square feet


Known as "SyracuseCoE" at its opening in 2010, the five-story building housed staff offices, classrooms, public spaces, as well as biomass fuel and other laboratories of use by its academic and industry partners for research primarily in the areas of indoor environmental quality, clean energy and energy efficiency. SyracuseCoE achieved Platinum certification in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).